Brad Thompson

Once in Forever: A Preview

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Dabbling musician and producer Brad Thompson gives a preview of his first album release with this 6-track pre-release produced with the assistance of www.mp3.com. Thompson is a promising singer and songwriter. All six tracks are surprisingly sharp in production values and the lyrics are clean. His voice is easy on the ears and his style range is pretty wide. The opening track "The Prayer" is reflective in tune and the lyrics match. The second track, "Yes I'm LDS (How Could You Tell?)," is hysterical and will be widely appreciated by Latter-day Saints and any individual who found the courage to venture into the unique world of the Saints. He pokes good fun at all the acronyms and abbreviations the Saints are so fond of using and wonders aloud if the reason the hypothetical friend noticed he's LDS is because "of the way I spell?" It's a real hoot and the music is folksy and fun. "Humble Enough" is strong on fun music feel and lyrics, but Thompson's voice needs a little tweaking before he releases his final version. "Raindown" will surely be appreciated by residents of the northwest with its allusion to the endless rains of the region (Thompson is an Oregonian) from natural rain sounds in the background. But the closing track is the one with the coolest production values. He recorded children reciting their favorite Biblical scriptures. He overlaps all the voices and slowly blends in the musical intro, then blows into the full-fledged melody. It's a really professional-sounding piece for a guy who says he does this stuff for fun.

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